Hello everyone and I hope your season has got off to a good start.

 In light of some recent cancellations in the Midlands the VTTA has had to amend the counting events for the 50 mile trophies and the Birks cup awarded for BOS at 10 miles.

 As there are no other Open 50 events the committee has agreed to use Stafford Road Club B event ‘club’ which will be held on the 4th September on the K7/50 course (Course Map) 8.am start.  Cost is £5 and signing on is from 7:30 in the layby where riders start on the A449 ///wings.indeed.breath Link to SRC events page

 The Birks Cup has now been moved to the Coventry CC event on the K11/10T on the 14th August LINK https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/23008

 Hopefully both these events are far enough off to allow you time to reorganise your race calendar

 Midlands Points Competition - Cancelation

 Unfortunately for reasons beyond our control the VTTA website will not be able to collate all Open Event results as we had hoped so we are unable to run the points competition this year.  Due to staff shortages in the IT development team currently the only results available which would be applicable to our district are for 10’s and 25’s, and these accounts for less then half of all the open events in the Midlands.  It’s disappointing I know but I am hoping we will be able before the end of this season to have the results system fully functional for all distances and then we can be confident that in 2023 we can run the Midlands VTTA Competition once again.


Below is a list of all the trophies and awards we hope to award this year to Midlands VTTA members. 


  1. Williams Rose Bowl BOS Men 10 miles   – K48/10 17th Sept 22
  2. Bart Cup BOS Women 10 miles                  – K48/10 17th Sept 22
  3. Billy Steer Cup BOS Men 25 miles             – K34/25 30th April 22
  4. Bricknell Cup BOS Women 25 miles         – K34/25 30th April 22
  5. Wells Cup BOS Men 50 miles                      – K7/50 4th Sept 22 (Stafford RC club TT)
  6. Victory Cup BOS Women 50 miles            – K7/50 4th Sept 22 (Stafford RC club TT)
  7. Stokes Cup Fastest 50 miles                         – K7/50 4th Sept 22 (Stafford RC club TT)
  8. Birks Cup BOS 10 miles                                  – K11/10T  14th Aug 22
  9. Les Lowe Trophy Furthest cumulative distance ridden on “K”
  10. Mary White Plate Services to Group-Women
  11. Martin Ellis Plate Services to Group-Men
  12. (Selected by Group Committee – suggestions from members welcome)

Season Long Trophies – Best All Rounder

  1. Cyclo Shield BOS Men/Women Any open 25, 50, 100 miles
  2. Godiva Cup BOS Men Any two open 10 miles plus any two open 25 miles
  3. Bayliss Cup BOS Women Any two open 10 miles plus any two Open 25 miles

Season Long Age Group Trophies

  1. Massie Plate BOS over 65 based on – K48/10 17th Sept 22
  2. Jones Cup BOS 50-64 based on – K48/10 17th Sept 22
  3. Nomads Cup BOS under 50 based on – K48/10 17th Sept 22
  4. Harry Farrell Shield Best Overall Club based on performance in five Areas: Race results, Standards awards, Race organisation, AGM attendance, Committee attendance. One point per club for each participant except Race Organisation where it is 14 points.



So best of luck in challenging for these and I wish you all a very speedy and successful 2022 season



Stay fit, stay fast, stay safe

Alastair Semple


VTTA Midland Group.


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